Casual Luxury, Gulf Access Vacation Destination
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- Minimum stay:7 nights
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
Private Homes, Southwest house description
Waterfront canal location with boat access to the Gulf of Mexico, Sanibel Island and Ft. Myers Beach in minutes.
With Travertine Floors throughout, this Four bedroom home with three full baths is the ultimate in casual luxury. You enter the home through oversized raised panel mahogany doors with leaded glass inserts over a mosaic floor medallion and are immediately struck by the direct view through the vaulted ceiling Living Room onto the pool deck and the canal beyond. This Living Space offers a 50 inch flat panel HDTV. The large kitchen, with granite counter tops and stainless appliances opens up to the Hearth room with a large wood burning fireplace. The Formal Dining room doubles as a Library reading room flooded with natural light. The split and open floor plan has a master suite boasting a second wood burning fireplace, king size bed and en suite bath with jetted tub, oversized separate shower, dual vanities, private privy and walk-in closet. The master has direct French door access to the screened lanai with vanishing edge pool, spa and 3 waterfalls making for a tranquil sanctuary from the rest of the over 2,500 s.f. home. Two bedrooms are designed for couples with luxury linens on queen size beds and private access to adjacent full baths. Bedroom four is great for the kids or golf buddies with twin beds and direct access to a full bath. A queen air mattress with linens is also provided.
The canals are teaming with wildlife including many game fish. Dolphins and Manatee in search of food migrate up the canals and have been spotted frequently in the canal.
Activities include Kayaking the canals and lakes with the Chiquita house Kayaks and equipment just out the back door. Shelling at Sanibel or Captiva is only 30 minutes away. Fun in the sun and souvenir shopping are only 30 minutes away at Ft. Myers Beach or 15 minutes to the Cape Coral Beach. The pool and spa are just steps away.
Nearby Matlache’ offers antique shops and art galleries just a short drive away.
The summer homes of Ford and Edison and museums are only minutes across the Caloosahatchee River.
Keywords: Single Family Home
- 2517 sq. ft.
- 1 story
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Pets Considered:
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
- Non Smoking Only
- Children Welcome
- Wheelchair Accessible
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 8-10
- All bedrooms have ceiling fans
Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Dining Area Seats:
- Coffee Maker
- Pantry Items
- Cooking Utensils
- Ice Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Air Conditioning
- Washing Machine
- Parking Off Street
- Hair Dryer
- Towels Provided
- Iron & Board
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
- Living Room seats 7
- Video Game Console:
- Video Games
- Video Library
- DVD Player
- Satellite / Cable
- CD Player
- Wireless Internet
Pool & Spa
- Heated Pool
- Kayak / Canoe:
- Porch / Veranda
- Lawn / Garden
- Water Sports Gear
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Away From It All
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Pier Fishing
- Water Skiing
- Jet Skiing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Deepsea Fishing
- Water Parks
- Theme Parks
- Botanical Garden
- Live Theater
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Gambling Casinos
- Wildlife Viewing
- Outlet Shopping
- Horseback Riding
- Miniature Golf
- Sight Seeing
- Eco Tourism
- Bird Watching
- Gulf access for boating with only one bridge.
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What a beautiful home with great amenities. The home was clean and well maintained. The furnishings were beautiful. Loved the pool that was screened in with ample seating around it. It had a great kitchen. It was really nice to have laundry facilities too. I enjoyed using the kayaks on the waterway off the home's dock area to the lake every morning. My kids enjoyed riding the bikes. Overall, very pleased with everything. The owner was very easy to work with and quick to respond to questions. I look forward to staying there again in the future!
- Guest Anonymous
- Date of stay 10/03/13
- Review Submitted 10/11/13
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, families with young children, families with teenagers, sightseeing.
Beautiful but Deceiving; THE HOUSE AND THE OWNER.
Beautiful but Deceiving; THE HOUSE AND THE OWNER.
You certainly have a nice home and we enjoyed our stay in Cape Coral. There were a few things however I need to mention to you that were not so perfect.. The beds in the master and bedroom off the pool were extremely high off the ground. We had our elderly parents there and my father and mother in law actually had to leave on Wednesday morning because she could not negotiate the bed without help and had to keep waking her husband up during the night to use the restroom. She actually broke down and cried because of it and they were forced to leave. My mother,94,didn't enjoy it either but she did it. Here is the rest of the list: The racks for toilet tissue were empty and we had to buy some right away along with kleenex; even cheap rooms come furnished with these. There were no table knives or blender. The tv in my mom's room shuts off every 5 seconds. I put the other tv in their as she is used to falling asleep each night with the tv on. Well, there was no remote and she couldn't use it. My wife actually washed your front entrance windows and pulled many dead plants from the pool planters. We have had a hot tub at our home for over twenty years and I have never seen one like yours. There were no real jets in it and the way it is heated means it is warm and the pool is cold or the pool warm and hot tub cold. That is a HORRIBLE design! I have never rented a place where it was either or. There were not adequate hangars and one of the adult bikes has a flat tube so we couldn't go biking together. Oh, and the road noise pool side was very unsettling. So, as you can see, the home itself was a showroom but the amenities left much to be desired. If you choose to refund some of the cost I would appreciate it.My wife returned home last night and also commented that the pool pump was loud enough to keep the girl awake on and off all night in the guest room;no dish towels and the music box didn't work either. Sounds like you may want to spend some time there checking things out. I will wait to hear from you. It has now been 23 DAYS with NO RESPONSE from the owner. Not only is he ignoring me but HE KEPT MY DEPOSIT! I am so happy I put it on a credit card and my claim was filed against him today. My advice; DO NOT EVEN CONSIDER THIS HOUSE.
- Guest Tropicaldreamer (Bay City,MIchigan)
- Date of stay 03/16/13
- Review Submitted 05/01/13
Owner response: Gregg, Thank you for your kind words about our home and we are happy you enjoyed your stay. We appreciate your opinion and we strive to maintain our home in pristine condition and offer quality amenities. There is never a shortage of personal supplies, they are restocked by our staff for each new renter. Thanks also for bringing your special needs to our attention. We are always open to opportunities for improvement. Since your stay we have determined an electrical surge affected several of our electronic components. We replaced and added 24” flat panel TV’s with remotes in all bedrooms and added a blender to compliment the existing hand blender. We resolved your electric bill and as you know your entire deposit has been refunded. We wish you, your family and future VRBO Vacation Home Owners much happiness in your future vacation rentals. Kurt & Peg
Fantastic home in a wonderful location!
Fantastic home in a wonderful location!
My husband and I rented this home for a long weekend with family and could not have been any happier with the property. We have rented many homes over the years and this is one of the tops! The presentation is immaculate and has every amenity one would need and then some. The kitchen is the perfect stage to entertain with loads of counter and cabinet space and a view of the pool and canal. There there are plenty of comfortable couches and seating for relaxing. The bedrooms are all very well sized and appointed, bathrooms clean and comfortable and the master suite and bath is particularly lovely. The pool and spa are a perfect size, very clean and beautiful. The lanai is relaxing and roomy enough for our group of 6 adults to grill dinner and have cocktails outside even if it was raining. We rented a boat for a couple of days and toured the canals, Fort Myers Beach and Captiva Pass. Saw lots of dolphins, swam at beautiful beaches and soaked up the sun. Coming back to the refreshing pool after boating was the perfect way to spend an afternoon. The home is incredibly convenient to groceries and shops and 30 minutes from Fort Myers airport. We loved the Cape Coral area and will be back! Thanks Kurt for fantastic communication and for sharing your home with us!!
- Guest Ami P. (New york City)
- Date of stay 07/19/12
- Review Submitted 07/25/12
Recommended for: Girls getaway, adventure seekers, families with young children, pet owners, families with teenagers, sightseeing.
Owner response: Ami, Thank you for choosing our home for your vacation to SW Florida. We are so happy you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to having you back again soon. Thanks again.
Great Family Vacation!!
Great Family Vacation!!
My entire Family stayed at the Chiquita House this summer and we will do so again next year. My husband, myself, three daughters, a son-in-law, and 2 year old grandson all had a wonderful time. The house was very spacious, enough room for the entire family to spread out. The master bedroom and bath were so beautiful, it made me want to renovate my own at home. The kitchen was the central hub, just off the family room with a huge window looking out at the pool and lanai. We used the pool every day and the lanai quite often, grilling out and eating by the pool, what a life. The beaches were easy to get to and we collected many (too many) shells. The owner had left many brochures for restaurants, attractions, etc. that they had visited and even rated them for us! It made for a very easy and relaxing vacation. Thank you for sharing your home with us!!!
- Guest Sharon (O'Fallon, Missouri)
- Date of stay 07/23/11
- Review Submitted 10/19/11
Recommended for: Girls getaway, adventure seekers, age 55+, romantic getaway, families with young children, families with teenagers, sightseeing.
A wonderful family vacation
A wonderful family vacation
We had a great stay a the Chiquita house. Arriving on a Saturday and staying to the following Sunday gave a great chance to sit and relax. The pictures are exactly like the location. In fact it was better. Walking in, everything was clean and nothing was out of order. We had the opportunity to meet the owners while they were leaving and they were very nice and helpful. Gave us great insight to the surrounding restaurants and attractions. All this info was also available in their handy binder. Much appreciated. The home had all the extras a family needed to take a bike ride or go down to the beach. We were never left wanting. One of our highlights was seeing a MLB game and going for a air boat ride. Thank you Kurt to you and your family for letting our family enjoy your home. Hope to see you next year, The Hamiltons
- Guest Kevin (Ottawa, ON Canada)
- Date of stay 03/20/10
- Review Submitted 11/09/10
Recommended for: Girls getaway, age 55+, romantic getaway, families with young children, families with teenagers, sightseeing.
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$1,000 refundable deposit due upon reservation. Full rental fee due 30 days prior to visit.
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11% FL tax, departure cleaning and utilities included (electric allowance)
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- Nearest Airport: RSW at 20 Miles
- Nearest Motorway: Interstate 75 at 14.3 Miles
- Nearest Beach: Ft. Myers Beach at 16 Miles
- Nearest Barpub: Rumrunners at 1.9 Miles
- Nearest Golf: Royal Tee (Semi Private) at 7.6 Miles
- Nearest Restaurant: Richee Bs Sports Restaurant at 0.6 Miles
Year Purchased: 2009
About the owner: As working professionals and parents we treasure the time we have to share with our family and friends. Nothing is more relaxing and enjoyable to us than to visit our home in Cape Coral. Here we can escape the stress of work and the hustle and bustle of our sports schedules.
Why the Owner Chose Private Homes, Southwest:
Visiting the area with friends we fell in love with the Southwest Florida area. It has so much to offer as a vacation destination. We have met so many new friends in Cape Coral and found connections to the area with old friends, business associates and acquaintances at home.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
With our waterfront location, private pool and close proximity to Sanibel, Captiva, Ft. Myers and Cape Coral beaches we have opportunity for so much variety when we visit. The short drive to Tampa or Orlando add the chance for day trips to amusement and adventure parks. Discovery Cove was amazing last October and we always enjoy Busch Gardens and Seaworld. And who doesn't love Disney?
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Front of the home
Great Room and Kitchen breakfast bar
View of the pool from the living area.
Custom Luxury King Bed in Master Bedroom
Queen size bed and flat panel HDTV in Bedroom 2 with private access to Bath2
Queen size bed and flat panel HDTV in Bedroom 3
Twins beds, xbox and 24 inch flat panel HDTV in Bedroom 4
Breakfast table overlooking the pool
Beach accessories - Kites, umbrellas, chairs, coolers, boogie & skim boards...
Kayaking the canal right off the dock
Open Living Space with TV
Leather seating open to Kitchen, Breakfast Room and Living/Media Room.
Master Bedroom with adjacent Master Bath, fireplace and flat panel HDTV.
Luxury Master Bath with oversized shower, jetted tub and dual vanities.
Jack and Jill Bath vanity with separate shower room.
Viewing of TV from the Hot Tub
Bikes of all sizes and fishing gear
Manatees visiting in the canal just off the pool deck.
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